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December 4, 2017


The cold is setting in. This weather is absolutely magical. You’re sitting by the fireplace drinking eggnog after wandering around the city all day, looking for the perfect gifts. Your parents invited the whole family over to celebrate the holidays together. Your dad is still saying the same old anecdotes, your mom keeps telling you that you look handsome in the luxurious cardigan she gave to you earlier. The atmosphere seems magical and you have not seen everyone this relaxed in a long time. You urge your family outside for a long walk, and luckily, you are wearing the perfect clothes for this improvised adventure. Surrounded by your loved ones, you are confident that this holiday season will be one to remember.
November 27, 2017

Down To A Fine Art

Art is the ultimate form of refinement. It allows the artist to showcase his vision through a unique window. When you peer into a work of art, it allows you to discover and understand the artist’s world. Going to the museum is not just a simple visit, it’s an experience. The artist will work tirelessly until he feels his vision of the world is wholly encompassed within the piece. Long days, long nights, everything must be perfect. He will leave a tiny part of him in his art. But all of that is worth it. Once the artwork is completed, he can finally rest, quietly confident. His piece is now flawless, ready for the world to admire it.
November 13, 2017


The morning light is shining through the windows. Your luxurious long sleeve shirt is keeping you warm alongside your coffee. All this extra heat has given you a headstart to face the elements outside. You set the cup on the countertop, head over to the front door and slip on your boots and coat, open the door and take a step outside. The sound of powerful city crosswinds as you exit your house, the look of steam coming out of vents, the cold puddles sitting in the streets; late autumn puts on quite a show. The wintry weather is setting in. Your exquisite wool jacket is keeping you warm, so you can confidently face November.
October 30, 2017


Materials matter. Quality underlies all other factors when it comes to apparel. Clothes that are made better, feel better and the excitement that comes with wearing them can make you feel more confident. Which, in turn, makes your outfit a lot more fun to wear! Our collection is comprised only of high end, quality materials that feel great on the skin and look fantastic. Our t-shirts are made from a luxurious type of fabric: pima cotton. Regular cotton fibers are shorter and produce yarns that are rougher and subject to pilling. Pima cotton’s fibers are on average 50% longer, which makes our t-shirts softer, pilling-resistant and fade-resistant. You don’t settle and neither should we. Every detail matters so you can look your best and feel just as good.
October 20, 2017


The autumn wind is blowing; colder times are upon us. A vacation home escape is the best way to spend the weekend after this long and arduous work week. A place where you can spend time with friends and loved ones to let go for just a moment. The beauty of long and sinuous roads, the rush of the cold wind hitting your face and racing through your luxurious cotton coat, the rumbling sound of the engine, these sensations make your spine tingle. The journey is as good as the destination. As you slip into your comfortable Henley, you hear the rustling sound of leaves in the wind, smell the fresh autumn air and in this moment, all the week’s worries and responsibilities seem to just melt away. The vacation home really is the perfect place to let go and relax.
October 2, 2017


It’s early in the morning. Just as the aroma of coffee reaches your nose, you finish buttoning your shirt. The cotton fabric gently skims across your skin. Hair is just right, tie is perfectly knotted, shoes are shining. You’re ready to face another busy day at work. As you’re getting off your motorcycle, coworkers wave at you from across the office. You know they’re counting on you. The client will be here soon. You’re ready to make an impression. Months of hard work paid off and today is the day everything comes together. It’s the end of the day. Everything went perfectly; another big deal closed. You’re ready to go celebrate. The cityscape watches over the restaurant as you’re sitting comfortably in your seat, shirt still perfectly fitted. The city comes to life for the night as you and your co-workers have a toast with champagne glasses. Confidence paid off yet again.
September 22, 2017


Founded in Montreal two decades ago, Robert Barakett is a benchmark for comfort, style and confidence. Drawing inspiration from the city’s European charm and North American lifestyle, our finely-crafted garments bring together refined design and luxurious materials. Quiet confidence, that’s what we’re all about. Looking good should be effortless. You deserve sophisticated clothes that suit your lifestyle. Clothes should move with you, even when looking refined. That’s why our garments are crafted only from premium quality yarns like Pima extra-long staple cotton for clothes that fit better, last longer and are exceptionally comfortable. Our subdued colors and elegant details combine seamlessly to make every single item in our collection a work of art. At Robert Barakett, we celebrate confidence with quality, comfort and refined style because we believe it’s your right to be the best man you can be, effortlessly.
August 12, 2017


Fall and Winter seasons are the best time to kick back and relax, while listening to some classics. This is music to our ears: Led Zeppelin – Dazed And Confused, The Clash – London Calling, A Tribe Called Quest – Electric Relaxation, Chris Isaak – Blue Hotel, Caro Emerald – Back It Up, Blur – This Is A Low, The Barr Brothers – Static Orphans, Pops Staples – Somebody Was Watching, Junip – Your Life Your Call, The Rolling Stones – Ruby Tuesday,
August 12, 2017


An invitation has arrived to a meal and whisky pairing. Comfortably-seated in a 1769 distillery in Verdun, Quebec, gaining knowledge of age-old whisky production builds an appreciation of the finer things in life. First, a taste of sweet citrus, ginger and gentle smoke followed by a sip of salty fruits. Finally, liquorice and gentle, woody notes. Each whisky holds a discriminating taste and character. The perfect pairing of the ideal malt and a hearty meal of beef tenderloin. Tasting these compositions inspires an appreciation of history’s lost distilleries. Whisky and worldly treasures create a life of style, luxury and sophistication…for the connoisseur in the making.
August 12, 2017


An escape to a spa is the perfect way to celebrate love – traditional romance with a modern twist. Arriving at the Bota Bota Spa on the St. Lawrence River, right in the Old Port of Montreal; a couple’s massage is the perfect break from the demands of daily life. Already thinking of the next escape: an hour-long drive to Auberge and Spa Beaux Rêves. Sitting in the mountains with brandy cupped in both hands, open air massages and natural river whirlpools make the ultimate, romantic setting for two.